Autoelectric Minipro

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Original TL866 Software info: http://www.autoelectric.cn/minipro/ Google Translate

Mirror:

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You need to install Chinese language support in windows XP. More detailed instructions to be added.

Versions

Each version of the MiniPro software corresponds to a version of the tl866 firmware, a list is presented here:

MiniPro 5.80 : Firmware 3.2.59

MiniPro 5.90 : Firmware 3.2.60

MiniPro 5.91 : Firmware 3.2.61

MiniPro 6.00 : Firmware 3.2.62

MiniPro 6.10 : Firmware 3.2.63


OSX Virtualbox Fix

On April 03, 2014 EEVblog Forum contributor rastro posted a solution to make the MiniPro software work in OSX


Finally got my MiniPro working with Mac OS 10.92 Mavericks and VirtualBox/Windows XP. Previous Post: http://www.eevblog.com/forum/blog/eevblog-411-minipro-tl866-universal-programmer-review/msg377895/#msg377895


Initially I had the following error: Failed to attach the USB device www.autoelectric.com MiniPro TL-866 Programmer to the virtual machine ...


This Was The Fix:


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Virtual Box  4.2.10 R93012 with extension pack

Host: Mac Mini Maverick OS X 10.92

VM:   Microsoft XP (very basic installation)

MiniPro TL-866: assumes that vendor ID = 04D8; product ID = E11C


Select Windows XP virtual machine and open settings => ports => USB 

- Check 'USB Controller'

- Check 'Enable USB 2.0 (EHCI) Controller'

- Add a new USB filter by selecting plus "+" icon on the right of window.

- Edit the new filter

-- Name: ... your choice

-- Vendor ID: 04D8

--Product ID: E11C

--Remote: NO

-- NOTE ... leave all other fields blank


Leave MiniPro TL-866 unconnected from USB while starting the WIN-XP virtual machine.

After VM is completely booted and logged in plug in the MiniPro. My system then came up with a window that shows a new USB device was detected. Proceded with the normal MiniPro install and verify operation.


I was not able to get this to operate with WIN2000 but I do not think this was a VirtualBox issue since is was able to pass through the USB device.


Happy Programming

Rastro


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Modern Windows GUI mod

On July 30, 2014 EEVblog Forum contributor Erwin Ried posted a modified executable for MiniPro v6.10 that upgrades the look and fixes some typos.


I added the 'modern' style to the v6.1 and fixed few typos, replace "MiniPro.exe" with: http://cl.ly/0B0h3g1e1Q1I

6.10 GUI upgrade.gif


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